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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

Welcome to the B17 Trust Homepage

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Patron: Sir Rod Stewart CBE 

Visit the Online Shop - payment through PayPal.

See the GoFundMe page for the Boiler Deposit Appeal.

The Trust has resumed publicity stands - see the report on the event at the Great Central.

The Rolling Chassis build. The Hornblocks, Cannon Axleboxes and Coupled Axleboxes have all been cast by William Cook Cast Products and delivered to CTL Seal's premises for machining and fitting. William Cook's have the driving wheel pattern, so these are next.

In addition, much progress has been made on the design of some more components - see Construction Progress.

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Latest News

Raffle draw at The Great Central's 'Last Hurrah' 2021 - full results Donating

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In position at CTL Seal 201020 reduced

Our home - Sheffield based engineering company CTL Seal Limited, where construction of 61673 continues in their Works. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities open for Cannon Box Assembly and Coupled Axlebox Assembly in Sponsorship.

'Nuts and Bolts', 'Sandy's Fighting Fund' and 'Put A Spring In My Step' appeals - all in Donating.

Volunteer Coordinator - Jeff Jackson. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07749 317373.

 60 years without a B17 - the last ones were scrapped in 1960. Help us ensure that we can recreate this wonder within the next 10 years.

SUPPORTING THE PROJECT

Currently LNER class B12 and B1 locomotives are operational in preservation, but none of the B17s survived the cutter's torch. The B17 is the missing link between the two and is the only 4-6-0 locomotive designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. Supporting The Project.

RECREATE THE MAGIC!

Help fulfill the project aim to construct a new B17, to recreate again those exhilarating sights and sounds of a ‘Sandringham’ hard at work on the mainline at the head of its train and re-introduce something of our past heritage, for greater public benefit in years to come.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THIS AMBITIOUS PLAN TO REPLACE AN ICONIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND GO MAINLINE WITH THE 'SPIRIT OF SANDRINGHAM'

Some photos are courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press Archives.

How To Help